How to create the perfect alfresco setting at home
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How to create the perfect alfresco setting at home

By Ella Perryman

Food is a vital part of how we connect to the world and its different cultures. Although we aren’t able to visit our favourite European places right now, you can still bring some of their food and dining traditions back… Continue reading >

Ilaria’s traditional bean stew recipe
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Ilaria’s traditional bean stew recipe

By Ella Perryman

Tuscans are often known as “the bean eaters” in Italy – farmers would leave their flask by the fire before going to bed and have freshly cooked beans in the morning. There are many varieties of how to cook “fagioli… Continue reading >

A simple guide to Italy’s famous wine regions
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A simple guide to Italy’s famous wine regions

By Ella Perryman

When we think of Italy we think of the delicious cuisine and wonderful wines. The country is not only one of the oldest wine producers in the world, it also produces the most – an average of 50 million hl… Continue reading >

Postcards from Italy
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Postcards from Italy

By Nicole Franchini

Despite being on lockdown for almost two months, our resident Italian expert Nicole has managed to keep her spirits high. This photo diary shares her past wanderings through Italy’s Sabine Hills. Entering our sixth week of lockdown in Italy, I… Continue reading >

Alastair’s Travelling Light – Italy
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Alastair’s Travelling Light – Italy

By Alastair Sawday

Alastair Sawday’s book Travelling Light is a charming account of the pleasures of slow travel and a lifetime of meandering exploration. As we celebrate Italy’s colourful culture and beautiful landscapes, we turn to Chapter 17 of the novel “Gondola” which… Continue reading >

Our best dog-friendly beach breaks
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Our best dog-friendly beach breaks

By Ella Perryman

There really is nothing like a weekend by the sea, breathing in the fresh salty air and escaping the daily grind. It’s even better when you’ve got your four-legged-friend right by your side – after all the beach is their… Continue reading >

Four brilliant British staycations
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Four brilliant British staycations

By Claire Maguire

Whether your idea of the perfect holiday is a bustling city break, barefoot strolling on sandy beaches or bracing hikes through rugged mountains, you needn’t look much further than your own doorstep. The UK is home to a dizzying variety… Continue reading >

An eco-friendly guide to North Yorkshire
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An eco-friendly guide to North Yorkshire

By Siobhan Lawless

North Yorkshire is famed for its carving dales, heather-dotted moors and winding rivers cascading into deep pools. It’s a landscape deeply loved and passionately protected in many ways, from green-powered country houses to a new wave of craft distilleries producing… Continue reading >

Best UK hikes for celebrating spring
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Best UK hikes for celebrating spring

By Ella Perryman

Spring is a time to come out of that post-Christmas hibernation and get back out into nature. Flowers begin popping up again, animals start to re-emerge from their slumber and you may even get the odd t-shirt day too. We… Continue reading >

Four sustainable holidays for 2020
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Four sustainable holidays for 2020

By Claire Maguire

The chilly weather and general post-Christmas lull has many of us dreaming about booking our next trip, but the current climate crisis means it’s more important than ever to be mindful of our travel footprint. We’ve rounded up four flight-free… Continue reading >

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